Elans perform classical pieces in music recital

BY Stephanie Guevara

The music recital at the East Los Angeles College revealed students extraordinary musical talent and placed them in the spotlight.

This is the first music recital of the fall semester.

Students performed several famous musical pieces composed by famous composer such as Mozart.

Daniel Lopez preformed “Sonatina Op. 36 no. 3 Spiritoso” by Muzio Clem.

According to Lopez, he started to play the piano the age of 18 and has been playing the piano for two years and a half.

This was Lopez’s second recital. Lopez performed in this first recital during the previous spring semester.

Lopez wants to become a music teacher and hopes to make his own music.

Students from ELAC’s choir class also sang opera pieces in Italian.

Bahiron Morales sang a famous opera piece composed by Georg Friedrich Handel, “Ombra Mai Fu.”

Mihyun Chun accompanied Morales on the piano.

Morales comes from a musical family, that inspired him to sing. He says that he started to sing in a church choir as a kid.

Morales also says that he used to be part of of an orchestra band in which he played the tuba.  He hopes to be a performer and sing in front of many people.

Yunting Xie closed the recital with an astonishing piano performance.  Xie played “Ballade no.1 in G minor” by Frederic Chopin.

Xie’s performance left the audience in awe.  The pieces involved many crescendos and diminuendos that intensified the atmosphere of the recital, but also left the audience wanting more.

At the end of the performance, the audience gave Xie a standing ovation.

Alexander Tu and Michael Coopera performed a piano and violin duet.  They performed “Sonatina Op. 100 Allegro Risoluto in G” by Antonin Dvorak.

The majority of pieces that the students performed were classical.

Students were able to show off their musical abilities and were able to overcome some stage fright.

There will be three more recitals for fall semester. The next recital is on Nov. 4.

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